Gym Routine


I normally go to the gym at least 5/7 days a week. I ALWAYS make sure I have at least 1 rest day per week, it normally differs during the week depending on how I'm feeling that day.

I always go to the gym after work past 5pm. I'm not a morning person, I wish I was.

I like to make sure that I swap things up a lot. Not necessarily what I'm doing otherwise there would be no point in making this post. Instead, I mean changing up the order in which I do everything at the gym. It keeps my body guessing all the time instead of getting used to a set routine and will will help to avoid a plateau in weight loss. It seems to have worked so far, I haven't hit a plateau as of yet (TOUCH WOOD!).

At the moment, I spend about an hour to an hour and a half at the gym. As promised in my last Sum-It-Up post, Here is a picture of my Workout Calendar that I have made for September:

You probably wont be able to see the routines for each day so I'll list them below, I alternate between 4 different routines:

Elliptical - 25mins
Rower - 10mins
Resistance - Legs

Treadmill - 20mins
Elliptical - 20mins
Resistance - Arms

Elliptical - 20mins
Bike - 20mins
Resistance - Legs

Treadmill - 20mins
Bike - 20mins
Resistance - Arms

For my Resistance training, I normally work on the resistance machines. Once I've gained enough strength and stop being such a baby, I will move onto Free Weights in the weights room at the gym but I'm not there yet.

There are 4 leg machines and 4 arm machines and a mat and roller thing(don't know the name) for abs. On each machine for Resistance, I do 3 sets of 15reps at a weight that is a bit of a challenge for me. At the moment, I'm pretty balanced for arms and legs and I'm managing about 20kg on the machines for all of them, apart from the exception of the leg extension machine at 12.5kg and the Shoulder Press which I can only do about 7.5kg.

If the reps feel too easy, I know its time to up my weights. I really want to gain some strength in my arms so I can start some proper lifting using the New Rules of Lifting for Women book but I'm not quite there yet. It will only be a matter of time. Then I just have to battle with my confidence of getting in the weights room with the big boys! ;)

I think that's it for my gym routine. I'm SURE it will end up changing at the end of the month, in which case I will just do an updated post with a new picture of my calendar for the month.

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